What’s the FLIP?
The FLIP is when you “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.” When you FLIP, you intentionally invert the design a learning environment so students engage in activities, apply concepts, and focus on higher level learning outcomes during class time.
My definition of the flipped classroom is a little different than others. I created my FLIP model in 2010 based on my graduate coursework, teaching philosophy, and my experience in faculty development. For me, the FLIP is the process of involving our students in the process of developing higher level critical thinking and analysis skills. It’s not just about videos!
When you FLIP, you will increase student engagement and improve learning. Your role changes from being the “sage on the stage” to the “guide on the side” as your students become more involved in their learning process.
It can be challenging to let go of some of this control in the classroom and allow students space to practice, make mistakes, and try again. If you’re not prepared, then the flipped classroom can become chaotic and overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to know how to structure this type of learning environment and what mistakes to avoid so you and your students are successful.
Using my 4-part framework, you will be able to organize, implement, and assess your flipped learning environment. To get started, buy one of the books and follow blog. These resources are filled with creative ideas you can use to mix things up and try something new.
When you’re ready to take it to the next level, attend a workshop, register for a webinar, or enroll in the self-paced online course which is designed to support you through every step of this process.
I look forward to working with you…let’s FLIP it!